Episode 8: Last Man Standing

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by Lucy
Jul 22, 2017 5:28PM EDT
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Season 2 features more of the same as season 1; lots of personal stories from players, lots of learning and growth (both academically and athletically) and lots of excellent football games to watch. The impact of the first season being shown on Netflix was prominent this series, but coaches and players still but heads and there's plenty of drama to go round. I love getting to know several key players, their motivations, aspirations, footballing dreams and backstories. This season featured a lot more from the coaches and their families too - giving a great picture of what makes EMCC and the EMCC family. It was great to catch up with a few of the guys from the previous season and see where they were (thankfully all still in school!) Each episode in season 2 had a focus/theme and the ones about the role of religion, the importance of family and taking a look at other football playing schools in the league were very interesting and showed the complexity of being a football player and the expectations/pressures that the football business has on everyone involved. But the biggest change in season 2 was the impact of Buddy on the players. He's got a very aggressive coaching style, which can get results on the football field, but how does it affect the young men when they're not football players? I felt that the wider issues of growing up, becoming an adult and leading a positive life where more the focus of season 2 and it was interesting to explore the people behind the players as it were. As usual Ms Wagner is the best of the best and I love her dedication to the young men. She really cares, about all of them and their futures. So pleased she decided to do something for herself at the end of the season! I hope there's a season 3, but without a huge portion of the staff returning, it may be tricky. Either way, I would like to see a new head coach take over the role at EMCC and see what that brings to the team.
Season 2 features more of the same as season 1; lots of personal stories from players, lots of learning and growth (both academically and athletically) and lots of excellent football games to watch. The impact of the first season being shown on Netflix was prominent this series, but coaches and players still but heads and there's plenty of drama to go round. I love getting to know several key players, their motivations, aspirations, footballing dreams and backstories. This season featured a lot more from the coaches and their families too - giving a great picture of what makes EMCC and the EMCC family. It was great to catch up with a few of the guys from the previous season and see where they were (thankfully all still in school!) Each episode in season 2 had a focus/theme and the ones about the role of religion, the importance of family and taking a look at other football playing schools in the league were very interesting and showed the complexity of being a football player and the expectations/pressures that the football business has on everyone involved. But the biggest change in season 2 was the impact of Buddy on the players. He's got a very aggressive coaching style, which can get results on the football field, but how does it affect the young men when they're not football players? I felt that the wider issues of growing up, becoming an adult and leading a positive life where more the focus of season 2 and it was interesting to explore the people behind the players as it were. As usual Ms Wagner is the best of the best and I love her dedication to the young men. She really cares, about all of them and their futures. So pleased she decided to do something for herself at the end of the season! I hope there's a season 3, but without a huge portion of the staff returning, it may be tricky. Either way, I would like to see a new head coach take over the role at EMCC and see what that brings to the team.

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5 ratings

AVG: 4.5